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Irish Government CIO to give .Next conference keynote

CIO for the Irish Government Barry Lowry is to be a keynote presenter at this November’s .Next conference in London. Lowry, who has been Ireland’s foremost public sector CIO since April 2016 will share with peers how he is transforming public sector services in Ireland.

Lowry became Irish Government CIO following five years as Director of IT Services at the Enterprise Shared Services division which supplied technology to Northern Ireland. Lowry has been in public sector IT since 1998.

“My strategy has been to create a cohesive vision of how we are going to implement the strategy especially around the data sharing,” Lowry told the Horizon CIO Podcast in 2017. “In too many cases data protection is being used to prevent good data sharing and that can lead to poor services or no services at all and that is a cultural challenge that we have had to face,” the CIO went on to tell the UK’s original CIO Podcast.

Lowry and his team have transformed the approach to information management between the citizen and government in the Republic of Ireland to a position where “government is an eco-system, so your MygovID is a way to open your bank account,” Lowry says of how Ireland’s government is an enabler via technology.

Lowry will be joining major CIO peers from other areas of the public sector as well as international luxury goods and information companies to discuss the future of enterprise technology. Taking place between November 27 and November 29, 2018 .Next is an annual conference for business technology leaders and produced by enterprise cloud computing leaders Nutanix.

Icon Business Media, publishers of the Horizon CIO Podcast and Horizon CIO Network is an event partner for the .Next conference.

To join the Horizon CIO Podcast and Nutanix at the .Next event at the London Excel, you can contact the CIO editor Mark Chillingworth or register for the event at:

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